As part of Operation Ironclad on 10 September 1942 the 29th Brigade and 22nd Brigade Group made an amphibious landing at MajungaMadagascar in the northwest, to re-launch Allied offensive operations ahead of the rainy season. Progress was slow for the Allied forces though.

As part of Operation Ironclad on 10 September 1942 the 29th Brigade and 22nd Brigade Group made an amphibious landing at Majunga, Madagascar in the northwest, to re-launch Allied offensive operations ahead of the rainy season. Progress was slow for the Allied forces though. In addition to occasional small-scale clashes with enemy forces, they also encountered scores of obstacles erected on the main roads by Vichy soldiers. The Allies eventually captured the capital, Tananarive, without much opposition, and then the town of Ambalavao. The last major action was at Andriamanalina on 18 October. Annet surrendered near Ilhosy, in the south of the island on 8 November 1942

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